International Citizens' Tribunals: Mobilizing Public Opinion To Advance Human Rights by A. KlinghofferInternational Citizens' Tribunals: Mobilizing Public Opinion To Advance Human Rights by A. Klinghoffer

International Citizens' Tribunals: Mobilizing Public Opinion To Advance Human Rights

byA. Klinghoffer

Paperback | April 15, 2002

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When faced with injustice what can a concerned citizen do? In 1933, when Hitler tried to blame Communists for setting the German parliament on fire, a group of European and American lawyers responded by staging a countertrial, which proved them innocent and eventually led to their release. A new unofficial way of advancing human rights was thus launched. This groundbreaking study narrates the history of such 'citizens tribunals' from this first astonishing success to the mixed record of subsequent efforts-including tribunals on the Moscow show trials, the American war in Vietnam, Japanese sexual slavery, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and the excesses of 'global capitalism'.
ARTHUR JAY KLINGHOFFER is a Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, Camden. He specializes in Russian, African and Middle East politics, political economy, and intelligence. He is the author of eleven books on international politics and recipient of two Fulbright grants and a Nobel fellowship. He has served as an adviser ...
Title:International Citizens' Tribunals: Mobilizing Public Opinion To Advance Human RightsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 15, 2002Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1349387606

ISBN - 13:9781349387601

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Abbreviations of Citations Citizens' Power PART I: THE REICHSTAG FIRE CASE The Berlin Cauldron Rallying to the Defense Showdown in Leipzig Aftermath PART II: THE MOSCOW SHOW TRIALS CASE Deep Freeze Taking up the Cause South of the Border Deliberations and Recriminations PART III: THE VIETNAM WAR CRIMES CASE The Activist Philosopher Plan of Action Behind the Scenes at Stockholm The Swedish Context Second Wind CONTINUUM Proliferation Agenda for Reform Index

Editorial Reviews

'This is a fascinating book of contemporary accounts...grounded in impressive historical research, using a large amount of primary and secondary sources with a wide geographical spread.' - Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy'Accessible writing, meticulous research, and a provocative viewpoint thoughtfully presented make this a highly recommended volume...' - Choice'...this book is extremely valuable.' - Caron Gentry, International Affiars